Featuring thoughtful quotes from Asst. Supt. Margaret Adams, the Ed.gov blog from the US Department of Education (posted January 30, 2014) highlighted the Melrose Public Schools as one of the first adopters of MassCore which requires more instruction in math, English, science, social studies, and foreign language. This federal validation not only speaks to Supt. Taymore's mantra of more rigor in our schools, but is clear evidence that Melrose is leading the charge to prepare students as effectively as possible for their post-secondary plans.
Read more here: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/progress/2014/01/massachusetts-districts-adopt-rigorous-masscore-course-requirements-for-high-school-graduates/
Margaret Raymond Driscoll is a nine-year Melrose School Committee member who is passionate about excellent teaching and learning for all public school students, and considers it a privilege to collaborate with others who share that passion. You can also follow her on Twitter at @MargaretDrisc. Just to be clear - opinions expressed here do not represent those of the Melrose Public Schools, the Melrose School Committee, or the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials - they are hers alone.